Masters Admissions Overview

Student Diversity 

Our Master's program has a diverse student body, though students share a strong analytical background. Students with analytically oriented undergraduate degrees in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities have completed our program successfully and received the M.S. in Public Policy. Therefore, we encourage applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field and have an interest in the public policy emphases of our school to apply. 

Information Sessions

Join students and faculty from the M.S. PUBP to learn more about the program.

Information sessions will be hosted prior to the application deadline and dates for the sessions will appear here when announced.

Please register to join our M.S. PUBP communications list.

Admissions Standards

The School of Public Policy reviews applications for the Master of Science in Public Policy program twice per year. The 2024 fall semester application priority deadline is Feb. 15, 2024 and fall space available deadline is March 15, 2024. The deadline for the 2024 spring semester applications is October 15, 2023. 

An introductory statistics course is a prerequisite for coursework in the Masters degree. 

The admissions standards are rigorous. It takes into account all the documents in the application that are relevant to the academic potential of the candidate. College grades, references, previous experience, and a statement of interest are assessed together to determine the quality of the case for admission. 

The fall 2021 cohort had an acceptance rate of 73.6%.  

Admissions Process

Applications are electronic and are handled through the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions System.  Items required for admission (in addition to test scores) are the completed application with essay questions, application fee, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

GRE scores can be sent to the university code R5248 and department code 80. GRE, IETLS, and TOEFL scores are received by the Graduate Admissions Office.



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